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Andrea Noferini participates in the 47th General Assembly of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

Andrea Noferini participates in the 47th General Assembly of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

22.10.2019

 

On 17-18 October 2019 in Palermo (Italy), Dr. Andrea Noferini was invited as keynote speaker at the 47th General Assembly of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), an association that brings together some 150 Regions from 25 States from the European Union and beyond. Representing about 200 million people, the CPMR operates both as a think tank and as a lobby for Regions by campaigning in favour of a more balanced development of the European territory.  

In his intervention, Dr. Noferini stressed the relevance of taking into account territories, particularly cities and regions, in the definition and implementation of effective and legitimated public policies. In this regard, he pointed out the relevance of 2030 Agenda and of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as inspiring goals that can drive the action of EU institutions, national and sub-national governments in the next future.

The meeting was of particular relevance as it occurred following the European elections, and with the new European Commission about to start its mandate. In the meeting, the CPMR adopted a Manifesto, which makes a strong point for cooperation and solidarity between peoples and territories: “We have many challenges ahead, but we should not forget that solidarity among regions, institutions and member states is the cement that keeps us together” CPMR’s President Vasco Cordeiro said. The CPMR calls on the EU institutions to show real ambition on European Territorial Cooperation, with a particular focus on cooperation mechanisms with UK regions in the context of Brexit.

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